Creepy crawlies under (and on) the covers
Poisons may seem to be a murderer’s perfect accomplice, but chemists can always persuade them to betray their secrets, says Philip Ball
Computer-assisted drug design always looks like it’s just about to work, says Derek Lowe, but the reality is complicated
Science has great tales to tell, but we mustn’t let a good story get in the way of the facts
Everyone makes mistakes, says François-Xavier Coudert. But in science, everyone has to correct them too.
A giant rotary evaporator is a mesmerising thing, says Chemjobber, but the plant requires a different approach
Carl Djerassi leaves many legacies besides the contraceptive pill,says Mark Peplow
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